Neuroscience-inspired art installation by artist Kindra Crick
"Your Joys, Sorrow, Memory and Ambition"
Created in collaboration with Dr. John Harkness from Dr. Sorg's lab at WSU, is based on current memory and addiction research.
In the installation, over 1000ft of copper wiring and netted fabric illuminate net-like structures that corset the neurons in our brain. Although these perineuronal net structures were documented over a century ago, their role in the workings of our memories are only now beginning to be understood.
In magnifying and reimagining the hidden structures of our mind, I want to evoke the wonder of discovery and offer an imagined vision of the spectacular biological machinery which comprises the very core of our memories and our essential sense of self.
A 2016 NW Noggin collaboration shown in Portland, Oregon and at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.
* Music by Katie Griesar
*Neuron images taken by Dr. John Harkness from Dr. Sorg's lab at WSU, Vancouver
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